[Jiji Shashin]. 時事寫眞, Showa 10 . Stock ID #164477
Broadsheet printed in black and white, single-sided, a little light creasing, browned along right edge. 38.5 x 26.2 cm A special issue produced by the news agency Jiji Shashin to celebrate the arrival of a group of young Australian female students who visited Japan on a three month goodwill tour organised by the Young Australia League in 1935. The single page news sheet features a large photograph of the 33-stong tour group, whose average age was under 19, on board their ship as it arrived in Japan. The chaperone of the tour was Mrs. A Lodewyckx, wife of a Melbourne University professor who was described in the Australian media as "one of the most travelled women in Australia". The Young Australia League had been founded in 1905 by Jack Simons and Lionel Boas, to promote education through travel. It had a strongly nationalist orientation. Mrs. Lodewyckx had also visited Germany and expressed her admiration for Hitler.
The image shows the party upon arrival in Japan. Captioned below in English "Arrival of a goodwill party of Australian female students in Kobe Harbour." Text in Japanese to the right of the photo. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 164477).
Price: $225.00 AU